Issue 87831 - Pasting dimension line from Draw into Writer/Calc changes units
Summary: Pasting dimension line from Draw into Writer/Calc changes units
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-04-03 17:39 UTC by safway
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Draw picture with units of mesure = inches (9.25 KB, image/png)
2008-04-03 17:46 UTC, safway
no flags Details
Writer picture with units of mesure = millimeters (14.58 KB, image/png)
2008-04-03 17:47 UTC, safway
no flags Details

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Description safway 2008-04-03 17:39:50 UTC
When one creates a dimension line in Draw and copies and pasts into Writer or
Calc, the units of measure get changed to millimeters.  I have looked into other
issues similar to this (57711, 66639, 48389, 83109), but this seems to be unique.

Steps to reproduce:
* Open Draw
* Click the "Lines and Arrows" button arrow and choose "Dimension Line"
* Place the dimension line in the slide somewhere
* Notice that the units of measure are in inches
* Select the dimension line and copy (via EITHER Edit | Copy OR Control+C)
* Open Writer
* Paste the dimension line in the document somewhere (via EITHER Edit then Paste
OR Control+V)
* Notice how the units of measure changed from inches to millimeters

A temporary work around would be to paste a special type.  This could be done by
* Open Writer
* Edit then Paste Special (or Control+Shift+V)
* Choose any of the formats EXCEPT "Drawing Format"

Things I have checked
* The default format units of measure for Writer is already marked as Inches. 
This was done via Tools | Options | Writer | General | Settings |
Measurement units = Inches.

By the way, this pasting issue is duplicated in Calc but not in Impress.  Also,
as indicated above, this issue is with your recent OOo 2.4.0.
Comment 1 safway 2008-04-03 17:46:48 UTC
Created attachment 52510 [details]
Draw picture with units of mesure = inches
Comment 2 safway 2008-04-03 17:47:36 UTC
Created attachment 52511 [details]
Writer picture with units of mesure = millimeters
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-04-04 10:26:44 UTC
MRU->OD: insert a dimension into a Draw-document -> see that it is captioned
with 5,04 cm or inch (depending on your settings). Now copy/paste it into a
Writer document -> the arrow is now captioned with 50,40 mm.
Comment 4 safway 2008-05-16 22:22:01 UTC
Any development news for this issue?  It is still present for OO.o Beta 3.0
Comment 5 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2008-05-23 10:33:30 UTC
Due to target "OOo Later" no news so far.
Comment 6 safway 2008-05-23 17:48:20 UTC
OK, Thanks.
Comment 7 safway 2008-07-10 21:22:04 UTC
Another workaround is to insert from within Writer an OLE object as such:
Open Writer
Insert | Object | OLE Object
Create New | Drawing | OK
Create your drawing as you will
Click outside the OLE object back in the Writer document
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2009-07-13 15:34:41 UTC
*** Issue 103514 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:19:33 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".